How to Lose 20 Pounds: Start With This One Crucial Idea

by | May 8, 2019 | Last updated Mar 16, 2023

You’re unique. That means your goals, strategy, ups and downs, etc. will all be unique! Anything off-the-shelf just won’t work.

So how do you lose 20 pounds?
Spoiler alert: There’s no one way.

Your best bet is to choose a weight loss system (like Noom) that speaks to your uniqueness, and that you can sustain long-term.

Consider this…

Losing 20 pounds may seem overwhelming but breaking it down into smaller goals can help it feel  attainable and doable! How many pounds should I expect to lose in a week, you ask? Research has shown that losing 1-2 pounds per week is recommended. Let’s break it down and do the math! With that weight loss rate in mind, it is reasonable to expect to lose 20 pounds in about 2-3 months with a healthy, balanced approach. Remember, when trying to lose weight patience is a necessity. When wanting to lose this weight, many factors come into play such as the amount of time dedicated to meal prepping or working out, your lifestyle, taste preferences, or motivation levels. Noom takes these unique aspects into account as we work with you to create a personalized path to achieve your ultimate weight loss goals.

Now consider genetics

All of us are humans, or homo sapiens scientifically speaking, but we each have unique genetic markers that makes us unlike anyone else out there. Our population differs in various aspects such as race, metabolism, blood type, language, communication style, personality, family history, oxygen levels, religious beliefs, cultural differences, muscular capability, hormone levels, adaptability, diseases, food preferences, motivation, the list goes on and on. With that being said, no specific weight loss program can be effective for everyone as our needs differ significantly from one homo sapiens to another!

Even twins are different and benefit from a unique personalized approach. When considering twins, it is known that their genetic make-up is almost identical thus assuming that a weight loss program would work similarly for each individual. Shockingly, a study performed on twins displayed that there was a significant difference in their ability to lose weight even with similar genotypes, thus proving that individuality is key!

With a plethora of weight loss programs out there with a “off-the-shelf” approach, it can feel overwhelming and discouraging when you are not able to reach your weight loss goals with common programming geared to the general population. This is where Noom excels! We know YOU are unique, so Noom takes a unique approach to achieve your goals, whether it be losing 20 pounds or fitting into your favorite pair of jeans.

Noom is unique

At Noom, we provide a journey that is led by your unique wants and desires to achieve your weight loss goals. You will receive two coaches to guide you through your plan to reach your weight loss goals. The first coach is known as a goal specialist, they will guide you through your health and wellness journey at your own pace and style utilizing an individualized method. This coach works one-on-one with you to set customized weekly goals to reach your Super Goal and discover your Ultimate Why for this journey, as each user’s reason for starting a path to weight loss differs. Here at Noom, we have a wide variety of coaches with backgrounds in Psychology, Nutrition, Dietetics, Kinesiology, Personal Training, Social Work, Exercise Science and various other educations and experiences that fosters a diverse knowledge base serving our wide database of users.

In addition to one-on-one interaction with your goal specialist, you’ll also work with a Group Coach who you along with other Noomers in a group setting throughout your journey. Your group allows 24/7 interaction with other Noomers and your coach, who will help encourage, motivate, and spark thoughtful discussions every day. The other group members are always available to provide accountability, inspiration, and additional social support. Everyone’s journey to weight loss looks different and your group members are there to support you along the way through your accomplishments and hindrances. Obstacles and setbacks will occur but having an individualized approach along with a goal specialist, group coach, and group members to troubleshoot challenges with is vital to overcoming any twists or turns in the road.

Take a personalized approach

Whether your goals are big or small, we will work with you to create an action plan that fits your routine and is sustainable for the long term. No one’s weight loss journey looks the same! We understand that each person is unique and there is no secret universal weight loss program that will be successful for the entire population.

No person is created equal on this planet and Noom provides a unique weight loss plan for each individual. Genetic research has found that we all benefit from having an individualized health plan as success for one person can look drastically different from another person. Personalized medicine is exploding into a growing field of study as more and more research is being done in this area. Genetic variation plays a role in our health and an “off the shelf” weight loss program geared toward the general population is not sufficient for our uniqueness.

The bottom line

Coupled with the awareness of how unique each user is along with cutting edge research and psychological behavior change theories, we at Noom have discovered that treating each individual in a personalized, holistic way is the key to success. Attaining weight loss goals can seem impossible at times but at Noom, we create a fun, sustainable approach to this seemingly overwhelming task. Sign up today for a free trial to discover how it works and how you can lose those 20 pounds you’ve been wanting to shed!

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